Josh McDaniel is in his second year as Multimedia Services Manager at Louisiana Tech, and with that title he wears numerous hats. McDaniel is responsible for the Louisiana Tech athletic department's social media accounts and is head of LA Tech All-Access, the department's web streaming subscription service. He maintains LATechSports.com, serves as the game producer for football games, and is charge of all music and video content at sporting events. McDaniel serves as the public address announcer for both soccer and baseball, as well as the play-by-play broadcaster for LA Tech volleyball. In the fall of 2011, Josh began his first year as men's basketball marketing coordinator, while maintaining his role as head of baseball marketing and promotions.
McDaniel was promoted in January 2010 to external affairs associate, webmaster, and director of the LA Tech Kids' Club after working as a ticket office sales associate in the LA Tech Ticket Office in 2009. In his previous role, he assisted in various marketing and promotional events, and helped coordinate fan experiences and former athlete reunions, as well as marketing and fan promotion aspects of LATechSports.com.
He returned to his alma mater after spending five years coaching football, basketball, and baseball in the high school ranks, where he was the head boys basketball coach at Spearsville High School. He was also an assistant at Merryville High School, where he helped lead his sister, Kristen, and the Lady Panthers to a number one ranking and coached with both of his parents, Nina and Tom.
Josh earned a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science from Louisiana Tech in 2005, and is currently pursuing his master's degree in sports management and coaching from the United States Sports Academy. While at Tech, he was an active member of the BCM and was the general manager and sports director of KLPI. McDaniel is also a proud alumnus of the Theta Phi Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi.
He graduated from East Beauregard High School in 2000. At EBHS, he was a four-year letterman in football and basketball. He also lettered in baseball for three years under Coach Gordy Glaser, a charter member of the Louisiana College Sports Hall of Fame.
Josh is a native of Dry Creek, La. and is married to the former Amanda King of Downsville, La., who earned both her bachelor's and master's from Louisiana Tech.